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Sep 23, 2012 6:30pm PDT
, ohio and virginia. what's more, huge sums, not only for ads but for get-out-the-vote efforts like mailings and robocalls are going into house and senate races in the fight to control congress. altogether, three billion dollars in campaign cash have been raised so far, and a projected $6 billion by the election, less than seven weeks away. it's not just that we're being hit by swarms of ads thicker than locusts. what's truly frightening is that we don't know who's really paying for them. president barack obama: i'm pledging to cut the deficit -- >>> romney's worth $200 million. >>> the president's doing a mediocre job. >>> governor romney cares about big business. >>> real job growth cut the debt. >>> i had no healthcare. >>> -- to the highest corporate bidders -- >>> if you're a super pac, empowered by the supreme court's citizens united decision to take unlimited donations, you're supposed to make your donors public. and you're not supposed to coordinate your efforts with the candidate. but there are ways to get around both requirements and to hide those campaign mega-dollars. in
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Sep 16, 2012 6:30pm PDT
said something very important. justice lewis powell, then a lawyer in virginia, wrote this for the chamber of commerce, later became appointed by richard nixon to the supreme court. >> just several months later. >> many people look at the "powell memo" as the charter -- >> the foundational, the foundational document. >> and the first big case in this direction was the "first national bank of boston versus bellotti" case, which he wrote the decision on. and what it said was corporations -- the identity of the speaker is irrelevant, which becomes the key -- >> what does that mean? >> what it means is you can't tell corporations that they can't put their money into politics just because they're a corporation. which has, i guess, a surface plausibility to it. but then would you say that, for example, the city of new york can put money into an election -- >> that could be the next step. >> to tell people how to vote? >> if we had any money. city of new york is broke. >> can churches put their money in? i mean, if the identity of the speaker is really irrelevant. and even th
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Sep 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
weather from new jersey down into eastern virginia, particularly you can be dealing with damaging winds and the potential for tornados to occur. behind this system cooler air is going to drop temperatures, 22 in chicago, 12 in winnipeg and the potential for frost in the early hours of the morning in the northern plains. okay. as we go into europe, still wet and wild across the north. a scandinavia will be dealing with a couple of low pressure systems over the next several days and then we have the front moving all the way from finland towards the pyrnees. we're talking about berlin, 16, will fall by a couple of degrees into thursday. vienna cooling down as well. athens 27 degrees and you can expect that to drop down, too. down here where it is a bit warmer in the southeast, this is where the storms are going to be a little bit more on the violent side. now here is your extended forecast. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." do stay with us. we'll be back with more updates
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Sep 23, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in the republican race. you see evidence of it in massachusetts, virginia, and michigan and wisconsin. he is not the person the republicans need to have right now carrying the standard. what he said was wrong in so many aspects. >> a lot of republicans are grumbling about this campaign. >> when your running mate call as you inarticulate as a way to help you, then you know you have problems. i am glad you are all represented here. mitt romney is mixing up a whole bunch of ideas. the 47% who do not pay income tax which is a result of reagan, bush, and it bush jr. tax policies. half the population has no stake in income tax rate. it is a huge issue but not the way you want to talk about it. there is this culture of dependency which the obama administration is increasing in changing the welfare to work requirements. that is an issue. this way, he has an argument but he has to work his way out of a paper bag first. >> a couple of polls this week. nbc wall street journal poll. obama does not do well with foreign policy. what do these numbers tell you? >> there is a 19% one where obama will help
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Sep 2, 2012 6:30pm PDT
for governor of virginia in 2009, reed's brand new faith and freedom coalition was there. >> do you want to hand these out? >> contacting, he said, every social and fiscal conservative voter an average of seven times. enough, he also said, to make the difference. >> thank all of you, god bless you. >> after republicans swept into control of the house in the 2010 mid-term elections, reed called a press conference in washington the very next day to claim bragging rights. >> it was the most ambitious, the most comprehensive, and the most effective voter contact and get-out-the-vote effort aimed at the conservative faith community in modern american political history, or at least as long as i've been doing it, which is 30 years. 16 million voter guides. 8 million pieces of mail. three pieces of mail to every social conservative household in certain areas. they received an average of three phone calls, and many of them received a knock on the door. >> they're also the voters reed says he reached in wisconsin earlier this year. >> thank you, god bless you, and god bless the great state of wisc
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